Southie Autonomy’s solution enables programming of industrial robots via a gesture-based interface, no robotics expertise or even programming skills required. The value proposition? Simplified programming, rapid development, support for high-mix and/or low-volume applications, more
Start-up Profile – Southie Autonomy – Simplified Industrial Robotics Programming Via a Gesture-based Interface
Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): ACRA 2020 – December 8-10, 2020 – [Online] Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today’s videos.
RoboBusiness Direct to Examine Industrial Automation Using ROS, UV Disinfection Robots Using 3D Vision
In his RoboBusiness Direct session, a Robot Operating System expert at the Southwest Research Institute how do develop safe advanced automation. In addition, a DreamVu robotics expert will break out how omnidirectional 3D vision can help disinfection robots. The post RoboBusiness Direct to Examine Industrial Automation Using ROS, UV Disinfection Robots Using 3D Vision appeared first on Robotics Business Review. Read More
Mid-infrared (mid-IR) light is rich with information. For cameras sensitive to this portion of the spectrum, cancer cells are sometimes easily spotted. The earth under our feet glows like a campfire. Many “invisible” gases like carbon dioxide, methane and propane are also very much visible in mid-IR. This new realm of “colors” not available to the human eye may ultimately be coming to your smartphone camera, too. That’s if the research performed by Michael Mrejen, a research scientist at the the Femto-Nano Laboratory at the University of Tel Aviv, can be scaled up to commercial-grade consumer technology. He says the device they’ve begun to develop could “bring ‘color’ mid-IR imaging to the masses and [offer] a window to a whole new wealth of data not available so far to the public.” They can do this, he says, by “leveraging the widespread availability of cheap, high resolution, fast and efficient silicon-based [visible light] color sensors.” Today, conventional mid-IR sensors are expensive, insensitive, operate below room temperature and lack the high resolution of mass-produced silicon camera chips. Yet Mrejen and colleagues are pioneering a new technique that shifts mid-IR light to visible wavelengths that mass-produced silicon camera chips can detect. This way smartphones and other portable cameras might be able to include mid-IR light in their images. Wavelength or frequency shifting is an old thing in the radio spectrum, where signals have been shifted between frequency bands for more than a century. Light wavelengths were first shifted soon after the invention of the laser. Today, the light from green laser pointers is produced by doubling the output frequency of invisible infrared light from tiny lasers. Yet shifting light to non-harmonic frequencies is more difficult, and shifting multiple wavelengths to higher frequencies—or equivalently, to shorter wavelengths—is even more difficult. The problem is that different wavelengths travel at different speeds through nonlinear materials, causing light waves with different frequencies to drift out of phase with each other,…